The SUNY College at Old Westbury junior outfielder Paul Valerio was named Honorable Mention Hitter by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) for the week of March 5-11. Earlier last week, the Merrick native was named ECAC Metro Region and Skyline Conference Player of the Week.
The North Hempstead Lions U19 RFC invites all students who have not selected a spring sport to join them for an exciting 10-game schedule that starts Sunday, April 1.
Friends Academy congratulates three members of the FA Winter Track and Field Team for their achievements at the recent State Championship Meet, which was held at Cornell University. FA students competed against 14 different sections across the state.
The New York Islanders are partnering with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) for a special fundraising night Thursday, March 29 when they take on the Pittsburgh Penguins at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum at 7 p.m. To go along with the donations and support of Islanders fans and all hockey fans in the area, Islanders Owner Charles Wang plans to personally match the total donation from the evening.
“It’s terrible that this is even an issue we have to deal with in our country, but it’s a big problem,” Wang said. “These are our children we’re talking about. They’re our future. We have to protect them as best we can. This is one of many steps we need to take and I look forward to the rest of the NHL and professional sports communities joining us in this fight.”
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Long Island Chapter, is bringing the spirit of the Hala-Kahiki to Long Island with its first Pineapple Classic 5K. The event will be held on Sunday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The NYIT Campus in Old Westbury. It will feature a post-race luau with beer garden and entertainment.
This is not your ordinary 5K. It’s a fun, Hawaiian-themed, 5K obstacle course run. Participants, who are encouraged to dress in Hawaiian-themed outfits, will be climbing, crawling, bouncing and bending to raise funds for blood cancer research.
Carle Place senior Mellissa Duarte will be a member of the Holy Cross Division 1 soccer team starting in the fall of 2012.
CP soccer started nine years ago with only the last five years as a varsity team. Mellissa has been playing on the CP varsity team four out of the five years. In those four seasons, Mellissa has played a major part in the team’s success. In 2008 the girls made it to the county final 4, 2009 conference champions and 2010 the team made it to the county finals.
On Friday night, Feb. 3, the Carle Place girl’s varsity basketball team hosted Wheatley in their usual Conference B matchup but the night was anything but usual.
Six Friends Academy seniors, Jalisa Clark, Savannah Febesh, Erin Gluck, Morgan Landow, Casey Quinn and Erica Sklar, have been named to the 2011 NFHCA (National Field Hockey Coaches Association) High School National Academic Squad.
According to their website, the National Academic Squad recognizes those high school seniors who have achieved a cumulative, un-weighted GPA of 3.5 out of 4.0 or the equivalent through the first quarter of the 2011-12 school year.
tough conference game against Carey High School on Friday night (Feb. 3) in front of 1,000 of Carey’s fan. Yes, 1,000. The Lady Dragons performed well for MSG Varsity cameras behind Danielle Ramsey with 10 points and 17 rebounds and Renee Watson’s 7 points and 18 rebounds but came up short. The game can be watched on MSG Varsity on demand, channel 714.
The following day, at the 26th Reid Robeson Classic hosted by Westbury High School, the Lady Dragons defeated Clarke High School 41-27. Scholar-Athlete winner Renee Watson, who recorded, led the charge, her first double-double, with 10 points and 20 rebounds. Danielle Ramsey had a monstrous game with eight points, 12 rebounds and four steals. Kayla Bomani led all scorers with 11 points and also six steals. Melissa Eustache contributed with six points, eight rebounds and five steals as she rounded off the Fabulous Sophomores. Kailin Mitchel chipped in with two three-point shots and five steals. Sabrina Guerrier, Raynasha Noel and Ashley Horton contributed with valuable minutes as eight players playing as one team.
In late December, Westbury Okinawan Karate, which is offered by the Westbury Recreation Department, had a formal testing and its annual holiday party. Fourteen students, that met the attendance requirements and proficiency of the skills that are required, were tested. The following students passed their test and were advanced to the next belt level:
Jr. Black Belt-ShoDan – Black Belt w/white stripe – Christina Bonaparte and Tyler Bonaparte
2nd Kyu – Brown Belt - Isabella Escorza
4th Kyu – Green Belt - Davesh Valagolam
6th Kyu – Orange Belt – Maxwell Brown
9th Kyu – Purple Belt – Jaidyn Williams, Alan Garcia and Natalie Escorza
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